Nebraska High School
Theater Academy



At the Nebraska High School Theater Academy, we celebrate the power of the arts and  – most of all  – we celebrate our participants. We welcome schools of all sizes and students of all experience levels. We support theater programs by connecting teachers and students with Broadway stars, theater professionals and others who love the stage just as much as they do. Started in 2013 as the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards with just 22 Omaha-area schools, NHSTA now reaches across the entire state with more than 8,000 students annually. 

We want our participants to reach for the stars  – that’s why we offer learning opportunities all year long! The academy offers access to virtual master classes and workshops with Broadway artists, professional feedback on school performances, confidence-building through audition and performance opportunities, a chance to represent the state at the Broadway League’s Jimmy Awards and a celebration of your dedication and accomplishments at the Tony Awards®-inspired showcase event.


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The Nebraska High School Theater Academy is sponsored by Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation, John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family FoundationMidlands Community Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment,  Presenter's Circle, John A. and Dianne M. Scott Fund, J. William and Ruth Lind Scott Fund and Woods Charitable Fund.





2022 Awards Showcase
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m
Orpheum Theater